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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Apis IV pours dark brown with hues of orange and red, a thick creamy off-white head, and traditional Belgian lacing. The beer has notes of bread, dark plums, figs, molasses, and honey, balanced by light earthy and floral hop aromas. The beer starts out on the pallet with caramel, honey, dark fruits and a rounded floral bitterness, with spice notes from the Belgian yeast strain we use in this beer brewed in the Trappist Belgian Dark Strong Ale tradition. Look for a medium to heavy mouthfeel with high carbonation and slight alcohol warming. This beer is perfect for cellaring and its complex flavors will mellow out and blend overtime.

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2.8
darbeer75 (902) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Aroma: dominated by honey; Appearance: chocolate brown with full head and good lacing; Taste: one dimension, which is honey. Very sweet, no complexity. Honey also had a slight twang; Palate: medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Finish was a honey aftertaste, not great; Overall: disappointing. Will not get again due to cloying honey flavor.

3.3
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle:   Ruby, thin spritzy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Sweet honey and malty breadiness on the nose.   Bready up front, malty, fairly sweet but not cloying.   Very light for a Quad at 8.7%, and not all that musty or barnish.   No real dark pitted fruit either.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finishes very basic, sweet breadines, a little honey sweetness, and thats about it.   Not complex at all, and certainly smaller than most other Quads.   Despite nothing being off, its pretty boring.


4.8
Craftbrewhaha (80) - - OCT 1, 2015
Excellent Belgian Quad with a twist. The honey was great, not overwhelming, didn’t make it too sweet. Reminded me of fresh honeycomb. Belgian yeast character was spot on for the style. Will definitely drink again.

3.4
beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2015
12oz bottle split three ways. This smelled and tasted like sweet, rasiny wet bread. Strong alcohol presence. But wet black dessert bread. Maybe something like this just needs a little bit of time. It wasn’t astringent or off putting, just a but too sweet. Low hops.

3.3
That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2015
12 oz bottle pours dark brown with a tan head. Ok retention. Get some dark fruits, banana esters, and booze on the nose. This guy is quite boozy, actually. It was a slow-sipper for sure. Decent example of the style.

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jerseyjohn71 (309) - Corsicana, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2015
as a HOME BREWER and a BEE-KEEPER,,,,,, SOLID 5. 8%+.AVB,,, caramel, bread, hay, nuts, roasty, resin, floral, citrus, dough, basement aromas, alcohol, banana, butterscotch, clove, raisin, vanilla, woody, red, brown, clear, frothy, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium body, full body, creamy, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, dark bite,,,

3.7
Jerm719 (193) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Medium bodied. Plums, figs, spice with mild honey. Dark fruits, vanilla. Not too sweet.

3.6
George999 (457) - Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2015
From the bottle the poor is clear and dark brown to red, the aroma is yeasty with a wisp of spice and a little honey, the taste malty with bits of honey and a little corn in the finish. The mouthfeel is full medium.

3.2
swesson (454) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2015
On tap at Mellow Mushroom. Pours out a dark brown and makes a thin tan head with a bit of lacing. Perhaps a bit too much of a cola taste for me, but is sweet and malty with very little aroma. For this expense and build up, I expected much more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
monk191 (1980) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2015
A decent fruit quad, tasty but not too interesting. Pours a beautiful deep red with a thin tan head. Smells of cherries and caramel. Lots of Apple and cherry in the taste, with some caramel in the finish. Had in the bottle.


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